Friday, August 23, 2013

Pacific Northwest MQG Meetup Recap ~part 2~

Continuing the recap of our glorious meetup! Find Part 1 here.

Event buttons and Goodie Bag Swag

Saturday brought open sewing at Fabric Depot, Charity Sewing at Modern Domestic, and Shop Hopping all over Pdx!

Open Sewing at Fabric Depot:

Paula's cute Hello Kitty machine

Lara and Joleen consulting on design options

Charity Sewing at Modern Domestic:

September BOM, Urban Chicken, designed by Michelle Freedman

Charity Top of Urban Chicken

Saturday night's dinner was very Portland--super casual at a food cart pod! Cartopia is close to the hotel and full of yummy choices, including Cajun/BBQ, Fried Hand Pies, Mexican, Crepes, Grilled PBJ sandwiches, Poutine and Gourmet French Fries, and Wood Fire Pizza.

Brittany, Paula, James, Barb

Sunday morning consisted of a delicious champagne brunch at Acapulco restaurant. Who has time to take pictures when you're trying to visit with new and old friends and shovel scrumptious food into your face? Although the Shop Hop continued through Sunday our last "event" was officially shopping at Cool Cottons.

Shop Hop Finds:

Holly's Cool Cottons Finds
Yarn Bombing seen around Portland

Tasty, tasty Madrona Road by Violet Craft, found at Fabric Depot

Sonja draping herself in pretties

Delicious Essex from Modern Domestic

The best part of the weekend? Making new friends! Stay tuned in September for a very special Vice President Swap between Portland and Vancouver. Portland may just get a little more sweet, sweet Amy Dame action, and if Vancouver can put up with Mary Ann, I may be at some VMQG events (doing manicures, natch!)

Find part 1 of this post here.

Thank you to everyone who allowed me to use their wonderful pictures: Kimberly Lumapas, Michelle Freedman, Holly Broadland, Christina Lane, Sherri Chalke, Cecilia Lehmann, and official meetup photographer Amy Kowalski!

--Mary Ann, PMQG VP

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